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Patty Duke (1946-2016) as Neely O'Hara


Patty Duke (1946-2016)
Patty Duke (born Anna Marie Duke; December 14, 1946 – March 29, 2016) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. She first became known as a teen star, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at age 16 for her role as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker (1962), a role which she had originated on Broadway. The following year she was given her own show, The Patty Duke Show, in which she played "identical cousins". She later progressed to more mature roles such as that of Neely O'Hara in the film Valley of the Dolls (1967).

IMDb: Patty Duke (1946–2016)
Patty Duke was born Anna Marie Duke on December 14, 1946 in Elmhurst, New York, to Frances Margaret (McMahon), a cashier, and John Patrick Duke, a cab driver and handyman. She is of Irish, and one eighth German, descent. Her acting career began when she was introduced to her brother Ray Duke's managers, John and Ethel Ross ...

Grandmother of Patty Duke was an O'Hara

Message No. 773 at this site, from Joe Kearney: "trying to trace a Michael V. O'Hara from Longford Ireland. Sailed to America 1909 with his mother Cathrine (See Message no. 759 also). He and his mother joined Michael's sister Kate Ann (O'Hara). She was married to a man called James Dukes also from Longford Ireland. I am led to believe they are the grandparents of the actress Patty Duke (1946-2016)".

A Tasteful Tragedy (video 1)
Collage of the character Neely O'Hara from the film adaptation of "Valley of the Dolls". Played by Patty Duke (YouTube video).

Patty Duke as ‘Neely O'Hara’ in ‘Valley of the Dolls’ (1967) (video 2)

Patty Duke as ‘Neely O'Hara’ in ‘Valley of the Dolls’ (1967) (video 3)

Patty Duke as ‘Neely O'Hara’ in ‘Valley of the Dolls’ (1967) (video 4)

Patty Duke as ‘Neely O'Hara’ in ‘Valley of the Dolls’ (1967) (video 5)

The Bright Eyes Song "Neely O'Hara"

The Song Neely O'Hara: Track from Bright Eyes Album "Every Day And Every Night"
This track is titled after the character Neely O'Hara from the original chick lit novel, ‘Valley of the Dolls’. The novel tells the stories of three women working in the entertainment industry, each affected differently by the spotlight and how they are perceived as people, and the influence of being in the public eye causes enormous damage to all three characters- one who comes close to wrecking her life, another who takes her own life, and Neely, whose life is left a wreck.

Lyrics to "Neely O'Hara" song by Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes – Neely O'Hara (Song Meanings)

Bright Eyes Lyrics: Neely O'Hara Lyrics

Bright Eyes - Neely O'Hara with Lyrics (video 6)

Bright Eyes Live - Neely O'Hara (video 7)

Bright Eyes Live Performance of Song "Neely O'Hara" in Amersterdam, 2005 (video 8)

(HQ AUDIO) Bright Eyes: Neely O'Hara Live in Ulm, Germany, 2005 (video 9)


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